Oct. 28, 1962

Samuel Bronston’s “King of Kings” opened at the Tower Theatre. The film “thunders with the triumph of right over might!” declared the ad.

Oct. 27, 1944

W. T. Meador and his son Clifford harvested 620 bushels of sweet potatoes, the largest

Oct. 26, 1936

“The weird mirth-prevoking Melroy and his Entire Company” was to perform at the Portales High School Auditorium, charging 35 cents for adults and 20 cents for students, according to an ad in the Portales Daily News.

Oct. 25, 1954

A meeting of the Portales chapter of American Association of University Women held at the ENMU student union building

Hurlburt squadron being reassigned to Cannon

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Freedom New Mexico A helicopter squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida that was deactivated last Friday will be assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in the future, according to an Air Force Special Operations Command press release. The 20th Special Operations Squadron will fly CV-22 aircraft at Cannon. A military spending bill signed by President […]

In Tribute: Superintendent followed family tradition

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Schools employed W.M. Roberts, but he didn’t just draw paychecks there. They’re where his family worked, where he taught his family to work, and where he met lifelong friends. He was 98 years old. The longtime Farwell Schools superintendent died Oct. 9 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Born […]

It’s Their Job: Carley Bolleman, hairstylist

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It’s Their Job: Carley Bollema Job: Hairstylist at Reflections Hair Studio Background: Bollema was born and raised in the Portales area. She graduated from Clovis Community College last December. Time on job: Eight months What does your job entail? I do everything from coloring, cutting, perming and highlighting customers’ hair. What is a typical day […]

Church suspends fundraiser

A Portales church has suspended its annual fall charity fundraising campaign while it seeks clarification on panhandling laws after a family said it was threatened with arrest for collecting door-to-door. Toni Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by police officers Tuesday night after a resident complained about them knocking on doors […]

Baloney, styrofoam good middle ground

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist We were having friends over for a barbecue last August. As we planned the menu, my wife said, “Oh, Mike’s daughter is a vegetarian! We’ll need to make her a separate meal.” “Just make her a turkey sandwich,” I suggested. “No, I’m serious, she said. “We’ve got to make her […]

Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Change could prove disastrous for U.S. According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide […]

Immigration status irrelevant to driver’s license

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Water group proposes ‘authority’ status

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The recent federal bailout delayed the flow of federal authorization for the Ute Water Project, but supporters are optimistic their chances haven’t dried up. Project Manager Scott Verhines said at Thursday’s meeting that an omnibus bill including the pipeline project and 155 other items is a top […]

Fall festival features Santa Fe Brewing Co.

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PNT Staff Report The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]

ENMU Homecoming events start today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students and alumni are set for a weekend packed with homecoming events. This year’s theme is “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian.” Brooke Cordova of ENMU’s Alumni Affairs said students select the homecoming theme each year by voting on their favorite. One of the main attractions is the […]

Local Briefs Oct. 24

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said […]

God’s light defeats darkness

By Joan Clayton Once again Oct. 31 comes around. It is not my favorite time. I call it a “celebration of fear.” I don’t like to be scared, even as a joke. Fear is not of God. It is an evil force. “God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid, but a […]

Falcons win thriller in desert 29-28

USAF photo: John Van Winkle .S. Air Force Academy cornerback Reggie Rembert sacks University of Nevada-Las Vegas quarterback Omar Clayton. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs LAS VEGAS —The U.S. Air Force Academy football team won a nailbiter against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a 29-28 back and forth […]

Think before you click

By Dennis Chambers: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, Base Software License manager Every day Air Force personnel introduce potential civil and criminal penalties into their computers and make the base network vulnerable. How? They check the “I accept” box and click next to continue. Before clicking “next,” make sure the software is both legal and […]

TRICARE, Medicare team up

Air Force News Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE officials want beneficiaries who receive a disability check to ensure they are getting the TRICARE coverage they are entitled to receive. In general, most beneficiaries become eligible for Medicare at age 65; however, many beneficiaries younger than 65 also qualify for Medicare and there is one […]

Air Force seeks UAS volunteers

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USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Sabrina Johnson An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Ali Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials are seeking up to 20 captains with four […]